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One of the resources I've been doing a lot of research on lately is HubSpot. There are a lot of very exciting things in that tool, and while I'm kicking tires on the HubSpot sled, I've started using a couple of their free tools to get a better idea of how...

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I recently had a question come my way regarding why you would want to opt to spend the extra money on a private domain name registration instead of just registering the domain name. Registrars like GoDaddy are notorious for trying to get you to sign up...

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What WordPress plugins do you need on every new site? There is a plugin for just about any need you can think of. There are tons and tons of plugins that serve the same or similar functions, and as of this post there are 33,909 total plugins on the WordP...

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Sometimes you need to view a site on a development server. It's something that I use regularly to connect to a development server using the regular site domain but mapped to a development server's IP address. This way you can maintain your DNS as it is, a...

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Do you know what your bounce rate is? Or do your eyes glaze over when you start to think about website analytics and numbers? Do you know why it matters, or even if you should be worried about it?  Don't worry you're not alone. It's taken me a ...

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If you've started building your platform on WordPress.com and you're ready to take the next step and move to a self-hosted WordPress.org site, you're doing the right thing. There is so much more flexibility when you control all the various aspects of you...

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How do you build a platform with a local focus? Can you really dial in your platform to serve a local niche? How does that affect your reach - especially if you're not interested building a bigger, more far-reaching platform?  In this edition of Que...

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Market Samurai is the gold standard when it comes to keyword research tools.  I've been a using it for several years now and I can tell you from personal experience, it's among the best keyword research tools available. There are others, but none ma...

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Ever found yourself at a crossroads and not sure which way to turn? It can be overwhelming. Being confronted with a bunch of different choices can be a lot harder to deal with than a decision that consists of just a few options. Launching a web project ...

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One of the great things about hosting your own branded platform is you get to use custom email addresses for your domain name. But, if you're like me, you may not have put a lot of thought in to it, and you just set up your name, or an "[email protected]

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